Sevigne Guidry

#1107, b. 6 Mar 1875
Last Edited:20 Sep 2014
FatherValery Guidry b. about 1850
MotherVirginie Melancon b. about 1857, d. 9 Nov 1895

Children of Sevigne Guidry and Sedonia Coles

Outline of Life Events:

BirthSevigne Guidry was born on 6 Mar 1875 at Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.1,2,3
Census1880, sonSevinier Guidry (given age 5) was enumerated as a son of Valerie Guidry (given age 30) on the 1880 Census, living in Lafayette Parish, LA.4
Marriage LicenseSevigne Guidry and Sedonia Coles obtained a marriage license on 24 Dec 1897 at St. Martin Parish, LA.5
MarriageSevigne Guidry married Sedonia Coles, daughter of Charles P. Coles and Azeline (Adeline) Fruge, on 12 Jan 1898 at St. Martin Parish, LA.5,6
Census1900Sevigney Guidry (given age 25) was enumerated on 5 Jun 1900 as the head of a household on the 1900 census at St. Martin Parish, LA. With him was his wife Cidalize Guidry (given age 20), son Paul Guidry (given age 1) , and sisters Celiza Guidry (given age 15), Andi Guidry (given age 9) and Aminth Guidry (given age 5). Sevigne's family rented their farm. Nobody living there could read or write English, and only his wife, Cidalize, could speak English.2
DraftRegSevigne Guidry was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Arnaudville, St. Landry Parish, LA. He gave the name of his father in Lafayette as his nearest relative. Sevignier earned his living locally as a day laborer, and was described as tall and slender with gray eyes and dark hair.3
DeathHe died in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.7
BurialHe was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, LA.


  1. [S135] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, CD-ROM. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications.
  2. [S463] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. St. Martin Parish. population schedule.
  3. [S273] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  4. [S445] 1880 U.S. Census. LA. Lafayette Parish. population schedule.
  5. [S19] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1909. Eunice, La.: Hebert Publications, 1974-.
  6. [S216] Hunting for Bears. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, by LA Marriages 1718-1925. Online
  7. [S1062] Death certificate for Sedonia Guidry. Online Jefferson.
  8. [S741] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1905. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1992.
  9. [S743] Rev. Donald J Hebert. Southwest Louisiana Records, 1907. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, date not given.